Evening, October 21, edited from Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening

“Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?” — Luke 24:38

“Why do you say, O Jacob, and assert, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the LORD, And the justice due me escapes the notice of my God?” The Lord cares for all things, and the lowest creatures share in his universal provision and care, but his particular foreseeing provision is over his saints. “The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.” “Precious is their blood in his sight.” “Precious in the sight of the Lord Is the death of His godly ones.” “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Let the fact cheer and comfort you, that while he is the Savior of all men, he is especially the Savior of them that believe. You are the target of his special care; his regal treasure which he guards as the apple of his eye; his vineyard over which he watches day and night. “The very hairs of your head are all numbered.” Let the thought of his special love to you be a spiritual pain-killer, a dear salve to your distress: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” God says that as much to you as to any saint of old. “I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great..” We lose much comfort by the habit of reading his promises for the whole church, instead of taking them directly home to ourselves. Believer, grasp the divine word with a personal, possessing faith. Imagine that you hear Jesus say, ” But I have prayed for you,  that your faith may not fail.” Imagine you see him walking on the waters of your trouble, for he is there, and he is saying, “Fear not, it is I; be not afraid.” Oh, those sweet words of Christ! May the Holy Spirit make you feel them as if spoken to you; forget others for awhile–accept the voice of Jesus as addressed to you, and say, “Jesus whispers comfort; I cannot refuse it; I will sit under his shadow with great delight.”